The Record‐Setting 2018 Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season

  title={The Record‐Setting 2018 Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season},
  author={Kimberly M. Wood and Philip J. Klotzbach and Jennifer M. Collins and Carl J. Schreck},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  pages={10072 - 10081}
The extremely active 2018 eastern North Pacific (ENP) hurricane season set records for number of hurricane days, major hurricane days, and accumulated cyclone energy (ACE). The Western Development Region (116°W–180°) was especially active, shattering its prior record for ACE set in 2015. In addition, Hawaii was impacted by Hurricane Lane in August and Tropical Storm Olivia in September. Despite above‐normal sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and below‐normal vertical wind shear in 2018, large… 

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